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Megathymus s. streckeri (Skinner, 1895)
(Strecker's Giant-Skipper)

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(From: A Catalogue of the Butterflies of the United States and Canada, Jonathan P. Pelham)

Genus Megathymus Scudder, 1872

4th Ann. Rep. Peabody Acad. Sci. (1871): 83. Type-species: Eudamus (?) yuccae Boisduval & Le Conte, [1837], Hist. Lépid. Amér. sept. (23-26): pl. 70, figs. [1]-[5] ♂ [not ♀], larva and pupa, by original designation. I.C.Z.N. Opinion 483 placed this name on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology as name no. 1222.


Megathymus streckeri (Skinner, 1895)


Megathymus streckeri streckeri (Skinner, 1895)

Can. Entomol. 27(7): 179; figured by Skinner (1900), Entomol. News 11(4): pl. 2, fig. 24 ♂ D.

Original Combination: Aegiale Streckeri

Type Locality: “Texas...probably from Arizona...Colorado”; defined as “Petrified Forest area, Arizona” by H. Freeman (1963), J. Res. Lepid. 2(2): 141. [Apache County]

Types: Syntypes in FMNH and (#7060) ANSP.



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